Honey Sesame Almonds

Honey Sesame Almonds

November 18, 2013 15 comments

People often ask me about the name “Little Chef Big Appetite.”  How little are you really? And if you’re so little, how much do you really eat? Well guys, it isn’t just a cutesy blog name. I am 5 feet tall (not an inch more or less), and I am quite “small-boned,” I guess you could say. I can totally still shop in the kids section, but in order to […]

Homemade Roasted Tomato Soup

November 13, 2013 2 comments
Homemade Roasted Tomato Soup

There are certain tastes and smell we associate with fall. Comfort foods come to mind. Pies, stews, chili, soup. Warm things. Like tomato soup with a hot melted grilled cheese sandwich dunked in, am I right? Oh, now we’re talking! But, tomatoes certainly aren’t on their A-game during the winter. And is it me or do supermarket tomatoes just not cut in anymore? Ever since I started buying my tomatoes […]

Almond Flour Tea Cookies

November 4, 2013 10 comments
Tea Cookies Recipe -- www.littlechefbigappetite.com

There is something about hot tea and warm cookies that makes me feel all warm and cozy inside… like I want to curl up in my PJs and not leave my couch for hours. Well, except to get more cookies that is. And these cookies are guilt free! Made from almond flour and with no butter or oils to speak of, you can just keep dunkin’ and munchin’. These cookies […]

Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Cilantro, Garlic, and Garam Masala

October 29, 2013 2 comments
Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Cilantro, Garlic, and Garam Masala

This has got to be my favorite chicken marinade. It makes boring old boneless, skinless chicken breasts just so juicy and flavorful. I’ve been making it for awhile now (even before I had a grill and only used my grill pan). I bought my first jar of Garam Masala back in college when I was making an authentic Indian dish. For a long time it sat behind all of my […]

Whole Wheat Flatbreads with Fig and Arugula

October 24, 2013 3 comments
Whole Wheat Flatbreads with Fig and Arugula

A few weeks ago Travis and I enjoyed a delicious date night out at Momed.  Momed is a casual and modern Mediterranean restaurant in Beverly Hills. Every bite we had that night was outstanding. If I had any more room in my belly I would have just kept eating. Although, I did make sure to save room for a piece of their Baklava because I was eyeing it in the display […]

Asian Turkey Meatballs with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce

October 21, 2013 9 comments
Asian Turkey Meatballs with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce

Sunday night’s dinner came together very quickly, which was exactly what I was hoping for. I promised myself this weekend would be all about relaxing, catching up on the one million errands I had to do, and just straight up chilling. It ended up being all about the one million errands I had to do. Where the hell did the time go? So by 5PM on Sunday night, all I […]

Homemade Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

October 14, 2013 7 comments
Homemade Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Warning: This ain’t people food. Eat at your own risk (kinda). These biscuits are made from all human ingredients — just made for doggie taste buds. I tried them. You won’t like them. But your dogs (or your friend’s dogs) totally will! (Yes – I ate a dog biscuit, because as I said before you always must taste test before serving). I have two little slobbering taste testers at home with me right […]

My Favorite Protein Pancakes

October 8, 2013 18 comments
My Favorite Protein Pancakes

I am a MAJOR breakfast advocate. If you’re my friend (or my mom!) and you’ve told me that you tend to skip breakfast, I have most likely given you a “YOU NEED TO EAT BREAKFAST” speech. They’re not kidding when they say it is the most important meal of the day, people. Besides, if you eat a healthy breakfast, you are more likely to start your day on a healthy track […]

Fall Sweet Potato Cookies

October 3, 2013 4 comments
Fall Sweet Potato Cookies

I really want you to trust me on this one. I am fully aware of how weird these cookies sound. I am telling you to put sweet potatoes into cookies. It’s completely bizarre. I get it. But hey, we’ve done weirder things before: put black beans in brownies. Avocados in our smoothies. (Ahem, maybe that is just me…) When I told Travis he was coming home to cookies made with […]

Almond Butter and Flax Seed Granola

September 30, 2013 3 comments
Almond Butter and Flax Seed Granola

If we were to play word association with the word “granola,” I guarantee one of the first words to be thrown around would be “healthy.” But the sad reality is, that just ain’t true. So many packages of granola and even homemade versions are so loaded with sugar and other junk, that those poor little oats go from wholesome and nutritious to just plain unhealthy. I will refrain from giving […]